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Trawl Door - CLOSED

518 S Water St, Oriental, NC 28571-9286
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good18%
  • Average28%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible27%
28 Sep 2014
“Trawl Door closed, now Water Street Grill”
30 Aug 2014
“great fresh fish”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Seafood
518 S Water St, Oriental, NC 28571-9286
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Reviewed 28 September 2014

The Water Street Grill now takes the place of the Trawl Door. Truly a Grill, with obligate hamburgers,etc. interesting menu selections with homage to their Southern location--down east boil, shrimp plates, eggs with crab. We had the cod sandwich and soft tacos (fish, chicken, or...More

Thank ONCSail
Reviewed 30 August 2014

Come on down Oriental. Visit the Water Street Grill, formerly the Trawl Door. We just had an excellent meal tonight. Outside overlooking the harbor, live music and delicious food! My husband and I enjoyed the nachos for an appetizer and they aren't the ordinary ones...More

Thank pelicangirl100
Reviewed 20 July 2014

This restaurant did not survive last year the place has re opened as the river front grill we have eaten there twice in the last week the food is very good breakfast excellent dinner fare is also very good but limited. Service is attentive. The...More

1  Thank Tony S
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Never good food and service worse. Back in the day it was said to be very good but that was then and now is now.

Thank Charles B
Reviewed 13 August 2013

No one works harder than Chef Smoke, and it shows in the quality of his menu and product! If you are looking for a great lunch, with a wonderful Eastern North Carolina waterside atmosphere, look no further. Plus, if you are traveling by boat, you...More

2  Thank Sweetdaddy9598
Reviewed 21 July 2013

Since they welcome our small, polite, dog on the patio, enjoy nice breezes, and have a marina vibe, we look forward to the Trawl Door on our twice a year visits to drop our niece off and pick her up at Camp Seaparer. Our meals...More

Thank 1Buffettfan
Reviewed 2 July 2013

The food here was delicious, with generous portions and creative preparation. Wait staff was very friendly, helpful, and willing to accommodate special requests. They seemed very well attuned to the laid-back habits of their clientele, and never rushed us through drinks or dinner (lots of...More

1  Thank Suzanne C
Reviewed 25 May 2013

Dinner at the new Trawl door was less than we anticipated. Maybe because we were so use to "Smoke" Boyd's excellent filet at his old haunt, the Flame. My wife's flounder was pretty good she said and was a large slab of fish. My ribeye...More

Thank GrampaRick
Reviewed 19 May 2013

When this restaurant opened last year with the name The Trawl Door, those of us who remembered the original Trawl Door were excited, as the original restaurant was so good that you had to have a reservation to even get in on the weekends. For...More

1  Thank Flay O
Reviewed 14 May 2013

There are three dining venues at the Trawl Door: an open-air deck, a covered deck/bar and the inside dining room. We chose the latter. The restaurant is on the water, and the open-air deck is the only venue that has water views. Even so, management...More

1  Thank foodie1476
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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  • Address: 518 S Water St, Oriental, NC 28571-9286
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Oriental
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